Leigh Halfpenny – The Lions’ Humble Hero

by Brendan Bradford - Leigh Halfpenny looks at the ground sheepishly, scratches his head and shuffles his feet. The media scrum leans in a little closer. Fresh off a Man-of-the-Match performance for the Lions in the deciding Test match in Sydney in which he set up two tries and scored 21-points from the boot, the 24-year old Welshman answers quietly. “It’s nice to be able to create some tries for the boys, just a bit of counter-attack and great support from Jonny (Sexton) and George (North) really. “I managed to get through the gap and put George through and it was just great work by the centres and Tommy Bowe through the hands and great support by Jonny for his. They were there and I just had to draw the man really.” Some players spout off these adages as mere platitudes – not so Leigh Halfpenn
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